Local Ingredients, International Flavor
what we do
Rye, seafood, mushrooms, berries, and roots form the fundamentals of Nordic food. Each dish Chef Mikko prepares is an elegant combination of traditional and modern influence.
Nordic fare is unique in its simple, yet versatile, presentation. Using traditional cooking techniques such as curing, smoking and pickling, every plate delivers a distinct and refined taste.
By using ingredients sparingly, but with intention, Chef Mikko’s cuisine focuses on the depth of each individual flavor. Crafted with fresh berries, nutritious vegetables, wild roots and more, a wholesome, healthy palate is the foundation of Chef Mikko’s food.
Who we are
Chef Mikko has prepared his Nordic cuisine for ambassadors, politicians and royalty across the world—now, his innovative and highly celebrated dishes are available to all.
Chef Mikko's passion for cooking began at a young age and continued to grow as he worked in his family’s renowned restaurant, Cassi in Stockholm. He mastered his craft during his time at the prestigious Helsinki Culinary School. Right after school, Chef Mikko worked for the Finnish Ambassador to Lithuania, and later, at La Belvedere—a Michelin-rated restaurant in Annecy, France.
After leaving Europe, Chef Mikko spent 15 years as the Executive Chef for the Finnish Ambassador to the United States. During his time in D.C., Chef Mikko has cooked for a diverse audience of politicians, diplomats, and more. His dishes have received numerous national and international awards of excellence and he is often applauded for his mastery of modern Nordic cuisine.
1/14/2019 We have updates to the website launching sometime next week, with a fresh 2019 look and feel! We should have a calendar of events section and new information about the different Chefs and staff that work with us.
1/12/2019 We are hoping to hire a new Chef in the new year! 2019 brings great news about a Swedish Chef from Stockholm, Sweden by the name of Felix Fitoussy. Mr. Fitoussy is well trained and culturally adept to bring the freshest recipes from Sweden to our tables here in DC! Keep an eye out for our Facebook posts with additional information.
Mikko is committed to sustainable and eco-friendly practices. He uses only local and seasonal ingredients in order to craft healthy, fresh meals.